AMD’s Tonga Pro R9 285 is just around the corner, September 2nd to be exact, and so far we’ve seen a compact mini-ITX version from Sapphire as well as a STRIX version from ASUS. Now it is Powercolor’s turn for the spotlight with their TurboDuo R9 285. Powercolor’s card features their dual slot cooling solution with two “double-bladed” fans: that’s smaller blades at the centre and larger ones at the edge. A modest factory overclock takes the core from the stock 918 to 945MHz and the 2GB of GDDR5 memory retains the stock 5.5GHz speed.
Two 6 pin power connectors provide power to the R9 285 GPU core which has 1792 GCN cores, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs and a 256 bit memroy interface.
The Powercolor R9 285 TurboDuo will probably stick to reference pricing of $250 and will be available in early September.
Images courtesy of Powercolor